Billy Hurley III edges ahead at Greenbrier Classic

Billy Hurley III lines up a putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 4, 2014
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Billy Hurley III opens up a one-shot advantage at the halfway stage of the Greenbrier Classic.

Billy Hurley III has recorded a second-round 63 to open up a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Greenbrier Classic.

The American hit seven birdies during a faultless round on Friday to edge ahead of compatriots Kevin Chappell and Chris Stroud.

Troy Matteson ended the second day's play a shot further adrift in fourth place, with Steve Stricker one of three players in tied fifth.

2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson finished in a tie for sixth position, but first-round leader Jonas Blixt dropped down to 25th after shooting three-over par for his second round.

Jonas Blixt of Sweden tees off on the 12th hole during the final round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014
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